Royal Roundup: Camping Out Across From St. Mary’s Hospital is Not Just for the Media

One of the Royal families biggest fans Terry Hutt, 79, from Cambridge, prepares to start the tenth day of his wait outside St Mary's Hospital in Paddington west London, for the birth of the Duchess of Cambridge's baby. (Press Association via AP Images)

One of the Royal families biggest fans, Terry Hutt, prepares to start the tenth day of his wait outside St Mary’s Hospital for the birth of the Duchess of Cambridge’s baby. (Press Association via AP Images)

The royal baby has not arrived yet, and so the world stands by. One man in particular, Terry Hutt, has been waiting outside of St. Mary’s Hospital with the media for the past nine days, leaving just once – for a bath, reports BBC. At 78-years-old, “The Union Jack Man,” as he has come to be known (perhaps due to the many items on and around him which feature the British flag), has waited for royal events before. He also camped out in front of Westminster Abbey for the royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011.

Terry Hutt stands across from the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital. (Rex Features via AP Images)

Terry Hutt stands across from the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital. (Rex Features via AP Images)

Terry Hutt and his Union Jack-covered bench. (Press Association via AP Images)

Terry Hutt and his Union Jack-covered bench. (Press Association via AP Images)

  • While it’s expected that much of the United Kingdom is anxiously awaiting the birth of the heir to the British throne, the BBC explains that it seems American tourists have recently seemed most excited for the royal baby.

  • In a recent poll, it was discovered that 65% of the British public would like for the royal child to work a “normal job” when they’re old enough in order to experience the “freedoms and challenges” of a working person, before going on to assume royal duties, says the London Evening Standard.
  • Wonder what it would be like to give birth in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital? ABC takes a peek inside the place where Prince William was born, and where Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is expected to give birth to the royal baby.
  • The media has been stationed outside of St. Mary’s Hospital for weeks now, ready for the royal birth to take place at any moment. If you wish you could be there with them, wish no more. The Telegraph has a live stream of the Lindo Wing of the hospital from 4am to 11pm each day. Watch along:

  • The Guardian takes a look at some of the children’s picture books which have popped up in celebration of the royal birth.
  • Many have begun to wonder what the royal child may wear in his or her first appearance with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. New England Cable News explores possible royal baby fashions.